Error: Incorrect password!
Error: Incorrect password!
Blackjack Dealer Tips // Blackjack

Blackjack Dealer Tips

Horseshoe Casino Cleveland employees count on customers' tips
April 7, 2016 – 03:08 pm
Average blackjack dealer tips

tips.jpgJoshua Gunter, The Plain DealerServer Catrina Robinson carries a tip jar on her tray at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Northeast Ohioans have been traveling out of state to gamble for years, but casinos are new in Ohio and those who never made the road trip may have a question or two about the etiquette for tipping.

Customers have no obligation to tip when visiting the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, which a spokeswoman says has been drawing 10, 000 to 25, 000 people a day. But they should keep in mind that many of the employees make less than the minimum wage, which is allowed under federal law because tips are factored into their compensation.

Dealers, who comprise the largest bloc of the Horseshoe's workers, are paid a base of $4.25 an hour, with the casino estimating that tips, on average, will increase the rate to more than $17. Slots attendants, beverage servers and cocktail waitresses get $6.

If you decide to tip, questions mount. Whom? When? How much?

There are no hard and fast rules, but the consensus on gaming and travel websites favors tipping $1 or $2 per round or drink to a casino's bartenders, beverage servers and cocktail waitresses and 10 percent at the buffet.

Sources differ on how much to tip parking valets - some say a buck or two is appropriate both when dropping off and again when picking up; others suggest giving up to $5 when the car is returned.

Winners tip the dealers in the poker room. A dollar is common, but players may kick in more when the pots are large.

Slot attendants are easy to overlook unless you win a hand-delivered payoff, triggered when the jackpot hits the $1, 200 threshold for notifying the Internal Revenue Service. Gaming consultant Michael Shackelford, known for his website, "The Wizard of Odds, " conferred with experts and wrote last year that the tip should equal 0.5 percent to 1 percent of the slots payoff.

The Horseshoe's dealers take their tips, also known as tokes, exclusively in chips that can be converted to cash.

Throwing a chip to the dealer between games avoids mistaking a tip for a bet. If confusion arises, a dealer will confirm the player's intent to tip, then tap the chip or chips twice on the table as an all-clear signal to the surveillance cameras and deposit the gift in a clear box emptied once a day.

Placing a bet for the dealer is a popular gesture. In blackjack, the most common table game, players put the extra chips outside their betting circles; craps players shift, or "heel, " the chip slightly off center atop their stack to keep it out of the path of rolling dice.

A dollar or two bet for the dealer is sufficient, even if the game's minimum is higher. But Tosha Tousant, director of table games at the Horseshoe, said she knows of instances in which players have bet $500 on the dealer's behalf.

And don't worry about the dealer bet not counting toward your customer comps. The pit bosses don't tally every chip; instead, they keep general track of how long players stay and how much is wagered.

John Grochowski, a freelance casino columnist and author based in Chicago, recommends tipping blackjack dealers every 15 minutes, in an amount equal to 10 percent to 20 percent of the bet you make at the time.

Source: www.cleveland.com
Interesting facts

The Boardwalk and Marina Casino Dealer School (known as Casino Dealers School, CDS) is a private Casino school in New Jersey.
CDS was founded by Arnold Hasson and Steven Edelblum in 1986. The School, which taught all casino table games, (ie. Craps, Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Poker, Pai Gow, Pai Gow Poker, etc.) was the first private gaming...

You might also like
How to Play Basic Blackjack : Dealers & Tables to Avoid in
How to Play Basic Blackjack : Dealers & Tables to Avoid in ...
Blackjack Card Game Tips : Blackjack Dealer Standing Tips
Blackjack Card Game Tips : Blackjack Dealer Standing Tips
Marion & Co Pirates Ahoy Matey Playing Cards - Deck of 54 Cards
Sports (Marion & Co)
  • 54 Different Playing Cards
  • Suitable for all type of games
  • Each card has a different Picture
  • Standard Playing Card Size
Multiple Vegas Casino Reels Line Free Games For Ta Club Jockey Spin HD Slots for Kindle Fire HD
Mobile Application (Multiple Vegas Casino Reels Line Free Games For Ta)
  • VIP top downloaded slots game! Club Jockey Spin HD Slots for Kindle Fire HD is a free slots online games or offline and hype up with free slots trainer gaming! Become...
  • Vegas is now on your mobile device with the ultimate sweet casino style dealer for your mobile with premium slots compatibility with phones and tablets! Train and...
  • Club Jockey Spin HD Slots for Kindle Fire HD is fast, powerful and free to play. With real Las Vegas casino style, this new slots game on Amazon is the #1 slots...
  • Magnificent design in full colors with good quality graphics and effects of sound for a real slots moment! Have fun blasting through multiple slots spins, multiple...
  • A huge bonus complete slotsgame with bonus rounds to discover your hidden slots master in a multiple casino chips quest with design of items and objects empowering...
  • Thorough insanity as you practice slots with slotomania craze! Deal or lose without spending genuine money in total slots madness! Go rich and practice slots at...
  • Slots can be played for free while on vacation, at the beach, or anywhere you wish since it has offline capabilities that will help you obtain your slots game fever...
  • Impressive graphics with wild symbols, items and objects similar to the slots world point of view! Download and play our other slots free games with rooms and design...
  • Share with friends utilizing Facebook, Twitter and more socials! Talk about your riches, by showing your slots happiness to the world!
Multiple Vegas Casino Reels Line Free Games For Ta Miami Casino Poker Gold Club
Mobile Application (Multiple Vegas Casino Reels Line Free Games For Ta)
  • Super poker revolutions with Miami Casino Poker Gold Club! Our free poker online games or offline are ready for your mobile Kindle or Android device and work as...
  • Vegas is closer than you think! Play the ultimate poker game with sweet casino style dealer for your mobile with premium poker compatibility with phones and tablets!...
  • Miami Casino Poker Gold Club is fast, powerful and free to play. With real Las Vegas casino style, this new poker game on Amazon is the #1 poker free game for you!...
  • Magnificent design in full colors with good quality graphics and effects of sound for a real poker moment! Have fun blasting through multiple poker cards, multiple...
  • A huge bonus complete pokergame with bonus rounds to discover your hidden poker master in a multiple casino chips quest with design of items and objects empowering...
  • Thorough insanity as you practice poker with slotomania craze! Deal or lose without spending genuine money in total poker madness! Go rich and practice poker at...
  • Poker can be played for free while on vacation, at the beach, or anywhere you wish since it has offline capabilities that will help you obtain your poker game fever...
  • Impressive graphics with wild symbols, items and objects similar to the poker world point of view! Download and play our other poker free games with rooms and design...
  • Share with friends utilizing Facebook, Twitter and more socials! Talk about your riches, by showing your poker happiness to the world!
IDM Dev Game Play Slots For Real Money : Anubis Edition - Free Casino Slots
Mobile Application (IDM Dev Game)
  • This app is for entertainment purposes only!
  • No real money or any other goods and/or services of the real world can be acquired in this game!
  • This app does not reflect the actual gameplay in any casino, online or other electronic gaming machine. The payout percentages, odds, payout methods, and other features...
Popular Q&A
avatar
How to Be a Great Blackjack Dealer.

Want to increase your earning potential and likability as a blackjack dealer? You can learn how to be a great blackjack dealer even before getting hired or trained. The casino or dealing school you attend will teach you the actual mechanics of how to shuffle cards and handle chips, and they'll give you manuals about game protection and efficiency, but they won't teach you about making good decision, working with the pit bosses, and handling your players.

Related Posts